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RE: H5i adjustment
(04-19-2013 07:22 PM)stanlori Wrote:  I did not realize that you could leave the water in the humidifier for a week. I was under the impression that it had to be changed every day.

Oh dear. Let's not start that thread again. Sad

Change it as often as you like and pay no attention to what I do. Smile
04-19-2013 07:36 PM
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Post: #12
RE: H5i adjustment
I barely have any water left in the tank in the morning, let alone leave it for a week.
am just reading the posts at present to see if I need to up the temperature now that its getting colder,(as I dont fancy breathing in cold air during the winter) or if the machine does it automatically,it says it has a warm up of 3 seconds, and that hardly seems enough time,
am pretty new to this CPAP thingy, so am learning a lot from you all
keep up the great work people and thanks for the help Thanks
04-19-2013 08:17 PM
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Post: #13
RE: H5i adjustment
I've always used the ClimateLine hose with my Autoset S9 and have never had any issue with rainout. With the ClimateLine hose, I find it best to just leave it in Auto mode. In Auto mode, you have the ability to adjust the air temperature to your personal preference and the S9 climate control system automatically maintains a constant 80% relative humidity level. If that doesn't work for you, there are ways to override the Auto mode by going into the clinician setup and changing it to Manual mode.

In Manual mode (which also applies if you don't have a ClimateLine hose), you can adjust the temperature and the humidity level (from 0 to 6) independently, with 3.0 representing the default 80% relative humidity setting. A lower number represents a lower relative humidity level and vice versa for a higher number. With a higher relative humidity setting, you run the risk of creating rainout in your hose however.

As far as the water tank, I put enough distilled water in the tank each night so that I won't have a large amount of leftover water in the tank each morning and remove the tank immediately after waking up as I figure that helps to remove any moisture from the hose during cool down mode. Then, I just add water again each evening and re-insert the tank. I try to wash the tank out with soap and water once a week and my E/N/T specialist recommends wiping it out with white vinegar occasionally to kill any bacteria. I have to admit I'm not real good about doing that though. It is possible to open up the stock water tank to wash it out which I do (there are videos on YouTube on how to do it), but I just purchased one of the cleanable tubs on eBay which will make that procedure easier to perform.

This all works for me...your mileage may differ! Sleep-well

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04-20-2013 08:49 AM
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Post: #14
RE: H5i adjustment
(04-19-2013 08:17 PM)Mazz212 Wrote:  I barely have any water left in the tank in the morning, let alone leave it for a week.
am just reading the posts at present to see if I need to up the temperature now that its getting colder,(as I dont fancy breathing in cold air during the winter) or if the machine does it automatically,it says it has a warm up of 3 seconds, and that hardly seems enough time,
am pretty new to this CPAP thingy, so am learning a lot from you all
keep up the great work people and thanks for the help Thanks

I'm not sure where you're getting the 3 seconds from. Looking at the manual, if your machine has the Warm Up feature which will pre-heat the water before starting treatment (water heating starts but the blower doesn't), you press and hold the push dial for 3 seconds. Is that what you're talking about? That is just to start the warm up process and you will then see the status bar in the display which will show you how far along in the process you're at. It takes much longer than 3 seconds to actually warm the water to your desired temperature. How long exactly it takes, I don't know as I never use that feature myself. Then when you want to mask up and start treatment, you just push the start/stop button.

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04-20-2013 09:02 AM
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Post: #15
RE: H5i adjustment
(04-19-2013 07:22 PM)stanlori Wrote:  I did not realize that you could leave the water in the humidifier for a week. I was under the impression that it had to be changed every day.Thinking-about

You should definitely dump it every morning and rinse if you're using tap water. Apart from any health concerns, minerals will build up in the tank. Also, germ food will build up in the water making it more likely for slime, mold, etc. to build up.

Many of us who use distilled water don't bother dumping it that often. I think the manufacturer still recommends daily dumps of the water.

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04-22-2013 11:43 PM
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Post: #16
RE: H5i adjustment
Mazz212, I buy distilled water from Coles, 2lts lasts me 2 weeks and costs $1.39, Woolworths is a lot dearer for the same thing. I empty mine fully twice a week when I wash all my equipment, for me it's Wednesday and Sunday but top it up each night. There is no exact answer to cleaning of equipment, everyone will do something different, it is really a personal choice. Also, some of the machine settings in Australia are slighty different to other countries, I also a Resmed S9 Autoset and Resmed Full Face Mask.
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04-22-2013 11:55 PM
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(04-22-2013 11:55 PM)Tez62 Wrote:  Also, some of the machine settings in Australia are slighty different to other countries, I also a Resmed S9 Autoset and Resmed Full Face Mask.
Which settings?
04-23-2013 03:28 PM
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Post: #18
RE: H5i adjustment
zonk, the temperature settings on the humidifier are in Celcius vs Fahrenheit, some people in other countries have told me the humdidty settings are different as well but they may have mixed up machines.
04-23-2013 06:09 PM
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(04-23-2013 06:09 PM)Tez62 Wrote:  zonk, the temperature settings on the humidifier are in Celcius vs Fahrenheit, some people in other countries have told me the humdidty settings are different as well but they may have mixed up machines.
Okay ... Thanks
My S9 made in Australia ... allows to set temp either C or F
04-23-2013 06:20 PM
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Post: #20
RE: H5i adjustment
(04-19-2013 07:22 PM)stanlori Wrote:  I did not realize that you could leave the water in the humidifier for a week. I was under the impression that it had to be changed every day.Thinking-about

Stanlori,

I would think that leaving the water in the tank depends on the quality of the water. I use only distilled water so I feel comfortable replenishing what little is left in the tank each morning with fresh distilled water.

Our water hear is horribly hard and I would think that leaving that kind of junk in your tank, and associated internal plumbing, would gum things up in short order.

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04-27-2013 08:19 AM
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